Realtor® Code of Ethics...

The Code of Ethics of the Michigan Association of REALTORS® is the promise to the public that when dealing with a real estate agent that is a REALTOR®, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction related matters. Only REALTORS® pledge to abide by the Association's Code of Ethics and only REALTORS® are held accountable for their ethical behavior.

Some of the basic principles of the Code of Ethics include:

  • Protect and promote the client's interests, but be honest with all parties.
  • Avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, and concealment of pertinent facts.
  • Do not reveal facts that are confidential under the scope of your agency relationship.
  • Disclose present or contemplated interest in any property to all parties.
  • Avoid side deals without your client's confirmed consent.
  • Accept compensation from only one party, except with full disclosure and informed consent.
  • Keep the funds of clients and customers in escrow.
  • Assure, whenever possible, that transactional details are in writing.
  • Provide equal service to all clients and customers.
  • Be knowledgeable and competent in the fields of practice in which you ordinarily engage.
  • Obtain assistance or disclose lack of experience if necessary.
  • Do not engage in the unauthorized practice of law.